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rmr
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Post Number: 1
Registered: 10-2008
Posted on Wednesday, October 1, 2008 - 5:47 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Last year we attempted to exit Sugar L. via Carpmore L. but found a beaver dam had made the portage very difficult, and after getting wasp-stung dozens of times, we limped back to a campsite to recuperate. I am considering trying again this month. Has anyone done this portage this fall? Is the water still low on the Sugar L. side?
Any responses appreciated, thanks

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ed
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Post Number: 593
Registered: 03-2004


Posted on Friday, October 3, 2008 - 8:12 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Hey All!
Are there any Keewaydin or other guys/gals from Wabun etc. out there who can answer rmr's question about the condition of the portage from Sugar to Carpmor?
Thanks
Ed.
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daveb
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Posted on Saturday, October 4, 2008 - 10:13 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Can't tell you what it's like this year. I went through Goodfish in July.

In 2006 the portage was the usual vexing slippery rock hop.

We got our feet wet pulling up into Sugar. That's the only way I ever remember that route being.

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Mind the wasps!
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ed
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Posted on Saturday, October 4, 2008 - 7:31 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Doesn't look or sound like the best place to go.
I was in through Goodfish, Angler and Sugar late last September, 2007. My way out, through Nichol, Isbister, Barter and Turner etc. avoided the hornets nest but presented a number of other problems.
Thanks for the comments Dave B.

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rmr
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Registered: 10-2008
Posted on Monday, October 6, 2008 - 2:41 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Thanks so much Dave B and Ed,
Those pics are great, it takes me back to a great trip. I would love to complete that route, I walked the portage part way, it felt remote and rugged. Very cool. I'll just have to find the right slogger to take along.
Peace, Rob

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